Next week will be the most exciting and rumor-filled week of the offseason. Or at least, that's what's supposed to happen.
The MLB winter meetings start on Monday, and teams will be talking trades and discussing free-agent deals like there's no tomorrow. It's the nature of the beast.
One team with a lot of work to do is the Baltimore Orioles. The team has holes to fill in its starting rotation and at second base, left field and designated hitter. Plus, it needs bullpen help after trading closer Jim Johnson to the Oakland Athletics in order to free up payroll.
There are a few specific moves the O's could make that I believe will improve the team. I realize that everything I'm going to suggest likely won't all happen, but the team needs to get engaged in talks with the following players and make an effort to improve the club.
Keep an eye on these names next week. The O's must be tied to them.